The shooting motions of such players like James Harden of the Brooklyn Nets and Trae Young of the Atlanta Hawks have been hot topics of conversation as they continuously make plays that merit fouls. While the state of the NBA has developed into more of an offensive showdown as opposed to lockdown defense, it appears that the league is ready to step in and make some changes, according to Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN.
“The NBA has issues to modify with the game itself as well. Most agree the product has shifted too far in the offense’s favor, that the scoring is unnaturally inflated. In the offseason, the NBA plans to address the unnatural shooting motions of star players like James Harden and Trae Young that get foul calls under the rules in the NBA — but would get eye rolls on the playground.”
Look at that, the NBA wants to step in and figure out a way to make some changes. Harden and Young are the most popular ones who have learned how to “game the system” and draw constant fouls due to their shooting motion and flailing. Here’s one example from Young:
Harden has always been known for his flailing and flopping and has somehow gotten away with it time and time again. Nonetheless, it’s reassuring that the NBA has decided to join in and they strive to make an effort to better the game. However, will something actually be done regarding the rules?
Only time will tell, but it sure looks like the NBA and Adam Silver will have a long look under the microscope in the offseason, even if it does bring some criticism.